Givenchy Cancels Couture Presentation in January 2013

Givenchy Skips Couture, the Faces of The Face, and the Battle For Saturday


Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.

  • Givenchy won't stage a Couture Week show for the press in January but still plans to see private clients. [WWD]
  • Meanwhile, Tom Ford has publicly listed his next show on the London Fashion Week schedule for February. [Grazia]
  • Some of the 24 contestants on The Face are already working models with big clients like Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Target, and Forever 21. [Oxygen]
  • The CFDA has raised $1.7 million to benefit the Hurricane Sandy relief effort. All of the proceeds will be donated to local charities. [CFDA]
  • Ecommerce success stories like Bonobos and Warby Parker are opening up physical stores in response to their customers' desire to try garments on before they buy them. [On the Runway]
  • Elsewhere in retail, the iconic French store Galeries Lafayette is rumored to be interested in buying its equally iconic next-door neighbor, Printemps. [WWD]
  • Roland Mouret will curate an exhibition of Norman Parkinson's photography for the Bath in Fashion festival this April. [Vogue UK]
  • Political insiders say Anna Wintour is "open" to becoming the United States ambassador to France. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • DJ Kiss, who's spun records at parties for Diane von Furstenberg and Alexander Wang, is the latest musical talent to sign with Wilhelmina Models Artist Management. [Page Six]
  • Who owns Saturday? After a few weeks of legal volleys, Kate Spade has asked a New York court to declare that its new label Kate Spade Saturday does not infringe on the trademark of the menswear line Saturdays Surf NYC. [WWD]
  • Jason Wu says his new line Miss Wu is for a girl who's a "little more worn in, a little grittier, her hair is a little messier, her makeup might be from the night before." [Fashionista]


Photo courtesy of Givenchy.

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